Perspectives on 2nd cycle programmes in higher music education

The ERASMUS Network for Music ‘POLIFONIA’ promotes innovation in European Higher Music Education (HME) and aims to assist institutions in enhancing the quality and relevance of HME through cooperation at the European level.
This publication provides a series of innovative, and sometimes provocative, ideas about the value of organising 2nd-Cycle programmes in ways that encourage the reflective attitude in Masters students, helping to prepare them for either the demands of the modern profession or those of 3rd-Cycle study. Its extensive range of case studies shows how some institutions are already addressing the quality and relevance of their Masters programmes by organising them along these lines.